July 13, 2018
Essays: Recommended but not Required

It seems that college admission boards are finally realizing what students knew all along: essay questions on tests are more hassle than they’re worth. As a recent article in the Washington Post points out, Princeton and Stanford have finally joined a long list of schools that have made the essay on the SAT and ACT […]

November 2, 2017
A Test Prep Plan for Juniors

Now that you’ve got your Halloween costume taken care of, it’s time to start thinking about standardized test prep.

April 14, 2017
Why The New August SAT Test Date Is Awesome

The new August SAT date is awesome news for some students. Not only does it give students the opportunity to fully commit to prepping over the summer, but it also offers relief to a number of students in specific situations.

March 8, 2017
Secret Weapon for Dramatically Improving SAT or ACT Scores

To see a significant change in your SAT or ACT score, you need to fundamentally change your abilities in critical thinking and reading, not just learn memorization techniques and test shortcuts.

February 24, 2017
I’m not happy with my SAT score!

With junior year creeping to a close, those who aren’t happy with their scores face a challenging array of questions: Should I jump ship on the SAT and try my hand at the ACT (or vice versa)? Should I sign up for a class? Seek out a private tutor? Switch tutors? Give up?

March 22, 2016
How the New SAT Tests Intelligence (and What it Means for Your High School Student)

You might want to consider a different way to prep.

December 4, 2013
Give Yourself an Early Holiday Present: Make Your Teachers and Counselors Your Best Advocates

Some consider teacher and counselor recommendations to be the icing on the cake of a stellar college application, but they serve an integral role in the college application process. Most understand that the strongest recommendations don’t succumb to platitudes like, “Johnny is a great, hardworking student,” or “Sarah always goes the extra mile in class,” […]


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